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Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire

IODE was founded in 1900 by Margaret Polson Murray of Montreal who recognized a need for loyal support for Canadians departing to fight with the Empire forces in South Africa. She encouraged the formation of a federation of women to promote patriotism, loyalty and service to others by sending telegrams to the mayors of Canada’s major cities urging them to call together the prominent women of their communities.


IODE knows that todays youth are our future, by supporting them to reach their educational goals they will lead the way to a better world. IODE recognizes scholastic excellence and helps meet the financial need of students at all levels.